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Center for Innovation in Urban Education welcomes Bree Picower to speak

| By Stephanie Weaver
Bree Picower

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) welcomes Bree Picower, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Montclair State University, for her lecture, “Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Voices from the Field and Strategies for Change” on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6:45 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

In her lecture, Picower will examine how racialization, whiteness, and institutional racism manifest themselves within teacher education. Picower will also share a variety of strategies that teacher education can embark upon to act in solidarity with urban schools and communities of color.

Picower’s latest co-edited book, Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Counternarratives of Critical Practice, examines patterns of institutional racism by amplifying the voices of non-dominant teacher educators. Her previous book is a co-edited collection of essays with Edwin Mayorga, Ph.D., called, What’s Race Got To Do With It? How current school reform maintains racial and economic inequality. She is the author of Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets, which explores a developmental continuum toward teacher activism.

Picower was awarded the Scholar Activist of 2013 by the Critical Education for Social Justice SIG of the American Education Research Association. 

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